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33. Being on the Great Lakes is about as close to being on the ocean as you can get
without actually being on the ocean. The only difference is the tides and the lack of salt water. But many like pilots know the Lakes provide their own set of challenges: because they are smaller than the ocean, their waves don't dissipate as fast, especially in a gale force storm. Many a skipper of a "saltie" vessel has had his will tested by sailing on the Great Lakes, and many has gone to the bottom because of his arrogance.

Which is, again, a perfect metaphor for the coasts vs. flyover country. Just because we in the middle don't seem as sophisticated does not mean we aren't intelligent, or couldn't teach you a thing or two. ;-)
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  -'Flyover' states 1gobluedem  Aug-21-08 11:26 AM   #0 
  - Quite true  EstimatedProphet   Aug-21-08 11:31 AM   #1 
  - If I wasn't a knuckle dragging Neanderthal from fly-over land,  mochajava666   Aug-21-08 12:02 PM   #3 
  - Ed Schultz (from N. Dakato) refers to his area as "fly-over" also.  madinmaryland   Aug-21-08 12:00 PM   #2 
  - I was born in New York and lived on Long Island for the first  smitty   Aug-21-08 03:12 PM   #47 
  - I've lived on both coasts and now I live in Nebraska  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-21-08 12:03 PM   #4 
  - You know, it's funny about the beach thing ...  Oregonian   Aug-21-08 12:38 PM   #14 
  - No, it's not wierd: I know several who feel exactly as you do  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-21-08 02:23 PM   #39 
  - I've met someone else who felt the same way.  Lurker No More   Aug-21-08 03:14 PM   #48 
  - I live in SF and have the same feeling you do.  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-22-08 01:51 PM   #105 
  - I've lived on both coasts AND in Nebraska and when we left NE I swore  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-08 07:20 PM   #67 
     - Trust me, there's plenty of ignorance on the coasts, too.  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-21-08 08:36 PM   #74 
     - Let's just say I love where I'm living now and will never set foot in NE again. Never.  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-08 10:23 PM   #82 
        - Sorry you had a bad experience. Peace be with you in your current digs  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-21-08 10:26 PM   #83 
     - yep  NJCher   Aug-22-08 03:49 AM   #90 
  - I live in Arkansas, and yes, I wear shoes, regularly.  muddleofpudd   Aug-21-08 12:20 PM   #5 
  - You Little Rock city slickers  BlueDogDemocratNH   Aug-21-08 02:13 PM   #34 
  - Oh, I feel ashamed.  muddleofpudd   Aug-21-08 02:18 PM   #36 
     - Did you know the toothbrush was invented in Arkansas?  BlueDogDemocratNH   Aug-21-08 02:38 PM   #40 
        - Why, you little . . .  muddleofpudd   Aug-21-08 03:05 PM   #46 
  - My folks were from Arkansas  Oeditpus Rex   Aug-22-08 01:46 AM   #86 
  - They can stay on the coasts  jasonc   Aug-21-08 12:24 PM   #6 
  - As we would say here in Arkansas  muddleofpudd   Aug-21-08 12:28 PM   #8 
  - I would like to visit all of the states. I think every state has  Shell Beau   Aug-21-08 12:27 PM   #7 
  - I would, too, and not just the "known" places.  muddleofpudd   Aug-21-08 12:30 PM   #10 
  - Great post and great perspective.  PelosiFan   Aug-21-08 12:29 PM   #9 
  - I don't get the term "flyover state".  flvegan   Aug-21-08 12:34 PM   #11 
  - Obviously, those states wedged in somewhere between New York and Los Angeles  muddleofpudd   Aug-21-08 12:36 PM   #12 
  - Flyover Country  MicaelS   Aug-22-08 10:20 AM   #96 
  - Well I, for one, am heartily sick and tired of all the people in the flyover states characterizing  Aristus   Aug-21-08 12:37 PM   #13 
  - Amen, Aristus.  Oregonian   Aug-21-08 12:39 PM   #15 
  - How about a cheeseburger and black coffee?  Aristus   Aug-21-08 01:46 PM   #32 
     - But you live in Puyallup!  LisaM   Aug-21-08 06:37 PM   #64 
        - Don't remind me. Lots of yard signs for Ron Paul, John McCain and Rossi (Do-over Dino.)  Aristus   Aug-21-08 07:25 PM   #69 
           - Yes, you can't do those at a trot or do them at a gallup....  LisaM   Aug-21-08 08:01 PM   #73 
              - Hey! That's pretty good!  Aristus   Aug-21-08 10:11 PM   #81 
                 - It's also one of the most addicitive songs I've ever heard  LisaM   Aug-22-08 12:08 PM   #99 
  - Get thee to a fern bar!  muddleofpudd   Aug-21-08 12:41 PM   #16 
  - Amen.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-21-08 12:41 PM   #17 
  - Who says those things? I never consider anyone to be  Shell Beau   Aug-21-08 01:02 PM   #18 
  - It's said or implied a lot by politicians and cable news pundits.  Oregonian   Aug-21-08 01:13 PM   #22 
  - Well if they didn't make crap for cars...  Shell Beau   Aug-21-08 01:15 PM   #23 
  - We are too good for their "American" cars.  Kutjara   Aug-21-08 03:23 PM   #49 
     - Ain't that the truth.  Oregonian   Aug-21-08 03:25 PM   #51 
  - One word: "Heartland"  democracyindanger   Aug-21-08 01:17 PM   #24 
  - But what is considered the "Heartland"?  Shell Beau   Aug-21-08 01:22 PM   # 
     - Corn Belt, Bible Belt, Sun Belt, Rust Belt  democracyindanger   Aug-21-08 01:31 PM   #29 
     - Is "heartland" a term of superiority or just a geographical designation  Connonym   Aug-21-08 03:24 PM   #50 
        - I think it plays both ways  democracyindanger   Aug-21-08 04:41 PM   #58 
  - Not you, Shell Beau. Never you, darling.  Aristus   Aug-21-08 01:44 PM   #31 
     - I can't imagine what would make anyone more American.  Shell Beau   Aug-21-08 02:18 PM   #37 
        - Aw shucks!  Aristus   Aug-21-08 04:50 PM   #60 
  - Yes, I'm sure they started it first...  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Aug-21-08 02:54 PM   #42 
  - I hope you're joking. Please re-read your post  snailly   Aug-21-08 09:04 PM   #76 
  - I wish I could K&R this post  LostinVA   Aug-22-08 06:47 AM   #91 
  - There is a reason for stereotypes.  Joe Fields   Aug-22-08 12:59 PM   #102 
  - dull, boring, backwards, and not worth it  DS1   Aug-21-08 01:08 PM   #19 
  - Hey  jasonc   Aug-21-08 01:10 PM   #20 
  - The only thing remarkable about Minnesota is the gaps between big box strip malls  DS1   Aug-21-08 01:12 PM   #21 
     - You are wrong  jasonc   Aug-21-08 01:17 PM   #25 
        - Yes, but what else is there for entertainment?  DS1   Aug-21-08 01:22 PM   #27 
           - Well  jasonc   Aug-21-08 01:27 PM   #28 
              - World-class art museums, great live theater  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-21-08 03:00 PM   #45 
                 - Yes  jasonc   Aug-21-08 03:28 PM   #54 
  - have you ever headed west on I-76 and gradually saw the Rocky Mountains start to appear  LSK   Aug-21-08 03:00 PM   #44 
  - Don't forget: "where's it at?"  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-08 07:22 PM   #68 
  - Have you been peekin' in ma back door?  snailly   Aug-21-08 09:06 PM   #77 
  - I'm from California and I like the middle of the country  XemaSab   Aug-21-08 01:22 PM   #26 
  - I'm from California and I like the middle of the country, too.  democracyindanger   Aug-21-08 01:33 PM   #30 
  - Me too. I like the middle of the country...  Kutjara   Aug-21-08 03:27 PM   #53 
  - Being on the Great Lakes is about as close to being on the ocean as you can get  no name no slogan   Aug-21-08 02:05 PM   #33 
  - A Chicago yacht club once entered the America's Cup  KamaAina   Aug-21-08 02:16 PM   #35 
  - Hey Neighbor...  jasonc   Aug-21-08 02:22 PM   #38 
     - Howdy!  no name no slogan   Aug-21-08 02:41 PM   #41 
        - Awesome  jasonc   Aug-21-08 03:27 PM   #52 
  - East Coasters are worse than West Coasters in this respect  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-21-08 02:57 PM   #43 
  - I feel the need to respond to this.  ElboRuum   Aug-21-08 04:38 PM   #57 
  - Well, actually, that's not what I said  1gobluedem   Aug-21-08 05:27 PM   #61 
  - Who's disinterested?  ElboRuum   Aug-22-08 10:48 AM   #97 
  - I'm speaking from my own experience here  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-21-08 06:43 PM   #65 
     - The shoe does NOT fit.  ElboRuum   Aug-22-08 09:39 AM   #95 
  - But I will say the Easterners looking to escape the congestion on the coast  bushwentawol   Aug-21-08 09:09 PM   #78 
  - Its a bias agaisnt non-mountainous and states with no coasts.  turtlensue   Aug-21-08 03:39 PM   #55 
  - You need to go to Northern MN for the hills  jasonc   Aug-21-08 03:40 PM   #56 
  - And these people keep trying to pick our Presidential and VP nominees.  Radical Activist   Aug-21-08 04:43 PM   #59 
  - A guy in my writer's group said his brother was driving from Washinton state  LisaM   Aug-21-08 05:47 PM   #62 
  - Sorry, but I'm calling bullshit.  Chovexani   Aug-21-08 06:28 PM   #63 
  - I think you are misunderstanding what I'm saying  1gobluedem   Aug-21-08 07:17 PM   #66 
  - BS on the 'widest part of TX'  AZDemDist6   Aug-21-08 07:36 PM   #70 
  - I will take your word for it  1gobluedem   Aug-21-08 07:39 PM   #71 
  - Trust me, I have met just as many "flyover" people with no interest in the coasts  Chovexani   Aug-22-08 01:32 AM   #85 
  - I think we share the same brain.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-21-08 10:02 PM   #80 
     - Hehe it was on my mind today  Chovexani   Aug-22-08 01:12 AM   #84 
        - Which one?  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-22-08 07:33 AM   #93 
  - How New Yorkers view the country  pokerfan   Aug-21-08 08:01 PM   #72 
  - I never heard the phrase "America's heartland" until the Oklahoma  hedgehog   Aug-21-08 08:58 PM   #75 
  - What bugs me more than that derisive term  bushwentawol   Aug-21-08 09:15 PM   #79 
  - But why, though?  Chovexani   Aug-22-08 01:48 AM   #87 
  - It's not anything I lose sleep over either.  bushwentawol   Aug-22-08 02:16 AM   #89 
  - The desire to live in the "wide open spaces" does not appeal to every one.  ElboRuum   Aug-22-08 10:53 AM   #98 
     - I've been to LA a number of times and love it out there.  bushwentawol   Aug-22-08 01:39 PM   #103 
  - As a young adult in the Midwest, I was baffled at the perceptions of people from either coast.  Lil Missy   Aug-22-08 02:12 AM   #88 
  - Maine is sort of similar with regards to being seen as uncultured, but people come here.  WritingIsMyReligion   Aug-22-08 07:11 AM   #92 
  - I'd like to visit them all  MissMillie   Aug-22-08 09:28 AM   #94 
  - I'm getting pretty close. I crossed Alaska off my list a few weeks ago. I still need  grace0418   Aug-22-08 12:22 PM   #100 
  - ,,,  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-22-08 12:24 PM   #101 
  - You're assuming some of us "coasters"...  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-22-08 01:44 PM   #104 
 

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